The Kite Runner

Back by popular demand, The Kite Runner will return to the West End for a second time this summer, playing an eight-week season at the Playhouse Theatre. 

The new run will begin on 8th June and close on 29th July. Casting for the play is yet to be announced.

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The show, described as one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption, tells the story of a young boy called Amir from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul. His closest friend is Hassan, a young servant of his father’s, and the two are to be torn apart due to the country’s division. 

The story is set against the backdrop of some tumultuous events such as the fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy through the Soviet invasion, and the departure of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.

The Kite Runner is based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini. It has been described as a haunting and powerful tale of friendship which spans across cultures and continents.

More about the production

The Kite Runner is adapted by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft. It is produced in the West End by Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment. 

It was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

The producers of the show said: “We were completely overwhelmed by the response from audiences at Wyndhams Theatre. Sold out houses and a standing ovation at every single show; Londoners took this haunting show to their hearts and we are thrilled to be able to return so soon to the West End for a strictly limited summer season.”

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